After an 0-3 start that featured consecutive 30+ point blowouts and season-ending injuries to Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry, the Kansas City Chiefs will take a 2-game win streak, no matter how ugly the victories.
At Fox Sports, former NFL head coach Brian Billick has them at No. 26, the lowest ranked two-win team and behind one-win Philadelphia, Carolina and Arizona:
The Chiefs are on a two-game winning streak. Those two wins came against opponents that are a combined 1-9 on the season.
They don't fare much better with CBS Sports Pete Prisco, who inches them up two slots to No. 25 this week:
Cassel's resurgence, combined with the out-of-nowhere emergence of fourth-year RB Jackie Battle, gives Kansas City a reason for optimism going into a two-week stretch against division rivals Oakland and San Diego, as ESPN's Matt Kuharsky notes:
The bye week couldn't come at a better time, as the Chiefs prepare for a two-week stretch that could push them to the top of the AFC West or out of the playoff picture entirely.